Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 951.4
Injury to facial nerve
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 951.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 951.4 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 951.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S04.50XA Injury of facial nerve, unspecified side, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Injury of facial nerve
  • Injury to left facial nerve
  • Injury to left facial nerve (disorder (disorder)
  • Injury to right facial nerve
  • Left facial nerve injury
  • Right facial nerve injury
Clinical Information
  • Traumatic injuries to the facial nerve. This may result in facial paralysis, decreased lacrimation and salivation, and loss of taste sensation in the anterior tongue. The nerve may regenerate and reform its original pattern of innervation, or regenerate aberrantly, resulting in inappropriate lacrimation in response to gustatory stimuli (e.g., "crocodile tears") and other syndromes
Applies To
  • Seventh cranial nerve
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 951.4:
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